Dennis and Joan Derrough love music, this is evident weekly as they attend all the Concerts in the Park during the summer.
Their fund is designed to help schools and organizations purchase equipment and sheet music, and for the last few years has been used to add to the School District’s music departments by purchasing hand bells and percussion instruments.
When not used for equipment, this fund has a secondary purpose of providing scholarships to students studying music.
Edwin S Richards Arts Based Curriculum School is grateful for the support it has received from the Mission Community Foundation. In particular, a grant from the Derrough Fund has enabled the school to share its music with the local community through the purchase of 30 music stands. This has made it possible for our tone chime and hand bell choir to perform outside the school. In addition, the purchase of music stands has allowed the school to add a beginner band class to its comprehensive music program. ` Sharon Widdows, principal
If you would like to support music in our schools, donate today.
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